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Rio 3 Peaks

CommunityJames Hipkiss

3 peaks, 2,000m, 12 hours, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Sound good? The second run of a new event incorporating the spirit and essence of the classic British 3 Peaks challenge in the stunning setting of Rio de Janeiro takes place in November this year.

Aimed as a challenge for those looking to dip their toes in the water of fitness/adventure challenges, the Rio 3 Peaks, also aims to both raise awareness ofstreet childrens rights across the world and funds to support the ongoing work in this area.The challenge itself: beginning and finishing in the target time of 12 hours, with a total ascent of over 2000m and taking in the 3 most iconic peaks in Rio with spectacular views:1. Morro Dois Irmaos 550m high (The two brothers hill situated above the Vidigal community)2. Pedra da Gavea 840m high3. Corcovado 710m high (Christ the Redeemer)This is not just any challenge.

A highly rewarding part of the event is the chance to experience Rio's favelas, which are the heartbeat of the city, visit the street children's projects we work with, play football (if you want to!) and spend time meeting inspirational children and project leaders who are bringing about change in their country.What are you doing this autumn? If youre bored of the same old challenges and you are looking for one you will never forget then join us in trekking the 3 mountain peaks of Rio de Janeiro finishing at the iconic Christ the Redeemer. We are seeking 24 UK/International and 26 Brazilian trekkers by July 2014. If you're looking for an adventure challenge with a difference, look no further!